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dentātus, a, um, adj. [dens].

I. Toothed, having teeth.

A. Lit.: quosdam et cum dentibus nasci, sicut M. Curium, qui ob id Dentatus cognominatus est, Plin. 7, 16, 15, 68: male dentata (puella), Ov. R. Am. 339; Mart. 1, 73.—

2. Pregn.: bestiae, the wild beasts used in the public combats, Amm. 31, 10, 19; 19, 6, 4; Inscr. Orell. 2533; and: facete, vir (i. e. mordax), Plaut. Ps. 4, 4, 3.—

B. Meton. (acc. to dens, no. I. B.), toothed, dentated, spiked, pointed: rastri, Varr. L. L. 5, 136 Müll.; cf. crates, Plin. 18, 18, 48, 173: serra, id. 36, 22, 48, 167; Lucr. 2, 432.—

II. Charta, polished with a tooth, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 15, 6; cf. Plin. 13, 12, 25, 81.